This carry-all tote is for the makers, the creatives, and the go-getters. It’s a spin on a classic doctor’s bag, but designed with handy on-the-go storage in mind. This tote will be sure to keep whatever you need close at hand and organized.
Maker’s Tote Supply List and Preparation before class:
Pre-cutting fabric before class will make class time more productive based on the pattern dimensions.
It is suggested that you cut your fabrics and interfacings approx. an extra inch larger than needed, iron on the interfacings and then cut to the correct dimensions. You will find that it is easier to cut both layers to the correct dimensions.
You may separately purchase Steam-A-Seam 2 (sew able) 34x17 to join the Soft and Stable Flex Foam to your exterior fabric.
The pattern suggests 4 different fabrics (Exterior, Lining, Pocket and Accent) You may use more or fewer fabrics.
It is suggested that your zippered pocket lining fabric matches your exterior fabric.
If your exterior and lining fabrics are not directional, you can cut (1) 33x16” rather than (2) 17x16” pieces which are then sewn together to accommodate a directional fabric.
Basic Sewing Supplies
Sewing Machine with foot pedal and cord and owner’s manual (oryou may borrow an Urban Spools machine for class)
Zipper foot Fabric Marking pens or chalk
Fabric Scissors Pinking Shears if available
Thread snips Thread for piecing
Rotary Cutter Thread that matches Exterior fabric
Seam ripper Thread that matches Front Pocket fabric
Binding clips and pins Thread that matches Handle fabric
Starch Turning tool if available